Faculty Release Policy

Course Buy-Outs

Faculty members may, upon approval of their chair and the dean of the college, use funds from external grants to buy-out some of their teaching.  The buy-out rate per three credit hour course shall be 17 percent of the academic year salary unless the granting agency prohibits this or otherwise has a cap.  The cost of lost instruvtion, if any, will be charged to salary savings resulting from the grant buy-out.  The balance of the funds will be transferred to the department to be used at the discretion of the chair.

All funds from charging research time to a grant will be returned to the department.  The research buy-out rate is negotiable between the chair and the dean.

Assignments to External Units to the College

The chair and the dean of the college must approve all administrative assignments of faculty members to units outside of the college.  If a faculty member has an administrative appointment in a unit external to the college, the external unit will be charged a percentage of the faculty member's salary that is based on the proportion of the faculty member's effort to the external unit.  The chair and the dean of the college along with the head of the external unit will mutually agree on the percentage of the administrative assignment.

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